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5 — 1 I Wednesday . . j ■ . . Saturday. : The Lewis toil T eller. Twice-a-Week. I — : Wednesday . . I . . Saturday. »1 TW t i * vYYYYYtyyyy rrrrnTTTr .n.rrrrrm r VCLUME 23. LEWISTON, IDAHO. JANUARY 28. 1899. NUMBER 27. r Call and examine the finest line VALENTINES Ever Shown in the City. Dent & Butler, The Druggists. Telephone No. 15. & and t Small Rooms I Large Rooms_—. | f \ I May be Carpeted T I ii At Small Prices Now—!|! •f* f \ 15c to 70c per Yard. T V t •j» We have just received a very desirable lot of*§* T floor Mattings, and as the spring and summer season T is drawing near, they are just the things you will,*, 4* need. We can show a beautiful lot of patterus and »fa •f* at prices lower than we have ever quoted before. fttffftttTtftt The Greatest Success of the Age The Triumph Sulky Plow —i Runs Twenty Per Cent Lighter than any Other Plow to be found on the market. Constructed with a high lift single lever, and lias ball-beariug furrow wheels. To be properly apprecia ted, you should call around and examine it. , We also handle the following makes, which are the , best of their kiud:. The Triumph Gaug Plow; The , New Case Gang Plow, aud the Imperial Gang Plow. A Pull Line of all kinds of Implements. We invite the farmers to favor us with a call and look over our stock; whether iu need of auythingor not. Nez Perce Implement Company. v&vtr/v&r »«r* 'mwi ©ur Annual Inventory Sale. To make room for our Spring Stock, we are offering Special Discounts On Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes. Jno. P. Vollmer & 60. Lewiston's Greatest Bargain Store. m Perrin B. Whitmau Dead. P. B. Whitman died last Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. The end came peacefully at the family resi dence in this city. After five years of encroaching disease his life ebbed away. He was surrounded at the end by all the immediate members of his family except Mrs. C. E. Monteith and Mrs. Dr. Ash ford who live in Canada and in Oregon, respectively. His end was not altogether a surprise. He had suffered from paralysis for five years. His early demise had been feared for two weeks, in fact, hope lingered only in the hearts of those who felt his deatli more than they could bear. Perrin Beza Whitman was born in Danville, Vermillion county, III., March 4, 1830. His mother died when he was ten years old and he made his home with a great uncle, Captain Henry Green who lived in New York. He remained in this refined home for three years and be came much attached to his kins people. He attended school and made remarkable progress till his thirteenth year when lie was ac counted a good scholar for that time. His uncle, Ur. Marcus Whit man, an older brother of his father, after his historical visit to Washing ton made by a winter ride across the plains to save all this Northwest to the American flag, visited Capt. Henry Green in the early spring of 1843. This nephew Perrin, a motherless boy, attracted the great political missionary and he set up a plea, first with his guardian, then with the boy, for his companion ship or) the return journey and to make him his own by adoption. Captain Green, the uncle who had become greatly attached to Perrin, sorrowfully yielded to the plead ings. Then -followed a visit to the old home in Rushville, New York, and there the father and grand mother consented to the legal odoption of the boy Perrin by Dr. Marcus Whitman. Within five days the doy of thirteen bade bis old home farwell and from that day till the massacre at Waiilatpu mis sion the history of the martyr, Dr. Marcus Whitman, is the history of Perrin B. Whitman. The purport of the journey across the plains, with all its importance, is told in history. Dr. Whitman had secured the promise of Presi dent Polk and Secretary of State Daniel Webster that if wagons could he taken to the Oregon coast the country for which Dr. Whit man stood sponser, should be re tained at all hazzards, otherwise it would be passively relinquished to the English in accordance with the wishes of the Hudson Bay com pany's agents who predominated in the Northwest at that time. "The boy Perrin," as his illustrious uncle affectionately called our de parted pioneer, was an important character in this event and he has helped to make a great deal of our more modern history. Soon after his arrival at the mis sion he took up with his other studies the Indian languages of the Northwestern tribes. He was en couraged in this study by his uncle who looked forward to the better ment of the aborigines, and this boy was to be his life companion in the chosen work. The knowl edge gained served him well in after years. He became the best scholar in the field of Indian lore and language in the Northwest, and he translated the Bible into the Nez Perce language, and pub lished an Indian dictionary. He accomplished far more than any other man in keeping peace be tween whites and ladians; more than ail the officials and military force combined. Every treaty of peace ener signed in the Northwest was promoted through his influ ence. When the Nez Perces were assembled in 1861 by the govern ment to make their first important treaty, an old chief arose and said: You told us when you called us from our homes that our good friend Whitman would meet us here. I do not see his face among you. You are all strangers. We have importent business to talk over. We are afiaid since Good man Whitman is not here. He always talks straight even when his knees shake with fear. If we were to receive justice this good man would be here. If not we must stop now." The deliberations did stop, and a messenger was sent to Salem, Ore gon, after P, B. Whitman, the government paying him $100 per day to come and arrange the treaty with the Nez Perces. Mr. Whitman thereafter filled the position of government interpreter for several years. At the time of the Whitman massacre, when the doctor and 12 other members of the Waiilatpu mission were sacrificed, young Herrin was at the Dalles, Oregon, in charge of a store, and did not hear the sad news for 17 days, when a friendly Nez Perce traveler of told him not only of the massacre, but that a reward of 100 horses was offered for his (Perrin's) scalp. It was deemed necessary to remove the young man because lie was in position to furnish much reliable information about the motives of the crime and Almost at the the the perpetrators. I ame time it develop- J ed that he was a prisoner store, for some Cayuse Indians were at hand prepared to take his life. All the white people at The Dalles collected in a log house and with a few old guns and axes pre pared for a siege. Young Whitman stood at a door all night awaiting an attack with an axe in hand In the silence of the night he heard the announcement of an Indian courier that the white volunteers were coming, The besieging Indians then decided, and so gave the order, that they must kill "the boy" and flee before daylight, they said "the boy" knows us and we can be saved from the soldiers by killing him before he tells the soldiers what he knows. With this death sentence ringing in his easr lie stood at the door with the axe, gaining some hope from the fact that an axe handle was longer than a tomahawk. But just as the Indians formed in a rush line an alarm was sounded that the white soldiers were upon them. It hap pened that some Indians came galloping in a distance and in the moonlight they were mistaken for whitemen. The indians fled in alarm with "the hoy" so nearly a vjetim of their vengeance. The soldiers however did not arrive for wo days after the Indians took flight. Mr. Whitman always retained the confidence of the government which he served many years and the Indians with whom he trans acted so much important business, retain all of their old tiftie love for his memory. His last public ser vice was in the promotion of the late treaty with the Nez Perces. Though he was then feeble he was asked to perform some delicate missions to gain the confidence of old Indian friends in the further ance of the scheme of allotment. He even made a long journey dur ing the winter at a sacrifice to in duce some stubborn natives to sub mit to the plan of land selection in severalty and of allotment. This was undertaken upon the proof that it was necessary to secure the treaty which meant so much to our people. He secured the neces sary signatures, and so even this latest treaty with these Indians is in a measures due not only to this last effort hut to his persistent teaching. He was married in 1845 in Salem, Oregon, to Miss Catherine Parker, daughter of Rev. Samuel Parker, a pioneer missionary. The family came to Lapwai in 1862 and they have made the Lewiston valley their home since that date. Mrs. Whitman and five daughters sur vive the good, loving, noble hus band anti father. Of these children Mrs. Ashford lives in eastern Ore gon and Mrs. Monteith is with her husband who fills a U. S. govern ment position in Chatarn, Canada. Mrs. Barnett, Mrs Mallory and Mrs. Barton were at his bed side at the last. Miss Anna Moxley Dead. Miss Anna Moxky died at the family residence in this city Thurs day morning at 3 o'clock. Siie had been suffering from grip when case of pneumonia developed about week ago. She was reduced in vitality from long suffering and the disease proved fatal. Miss Moxley came to Lewiston in 1875 and has been a loved and respected member of Lewiston society since that date. She with sister Frankie, and Doctor J. Q. Moxley maintained the family heme on Main street. The home circle is now broken. One of the main stays is gone. The funeral took place this fore noon and many friends followed all that was mortal of a good woman to the last resting place on earth. The sympathy of a large circle of friends go out to the surviving members cf the fanrly. T. C. Moxley, J. Q. Moxley and Miss Frankie Moxley all respected pioneer citizens of this city are brothers and sister of deceased. The K. of P. lodge will give an anniversary ball on February 10. The anniversery of the order occurs on the 15th, but at Lent begins be fore that date the ball is given in advance. The annual celebrations of the Knights are always grand functions. The public looks for ward with keen interest to this en tertainment. All who feel interested in amend ing the Charter of Lewiston are invited to meet at the office of Judge Poe, City Attorney, at 7 'clock this evening, to examine ills prepared for that purpose. B. F. MORRIS, President Commercial Club. ' Medora Clendenuing Suicides. This morning about 10 o'clock Medora Clendenning committed suicide by drowning herself in the Clearwater. Mrs. Leland, her ther, had gone to the funeral of I Mi-s Anna Moxley and had sent J Medora with her baby sister to Mr L( land's office. Medora brought the little child to the stage offi and after lingering there a few minutes she walked up Main street around the corner of the N. .1 saloon and then deliberately to t Clearwater river. She met parties of her acquaintance on the way and she greeted them without ev displaying agitation and passed on to carry out her determination of self destruction. she paused the beach, looked around, covered lier face with her hands, wrung her hands as if in dispair, and then waded out into the cold water as far as she could stand against the current and then lunged forward into the deep, swift stream. Mr Julius Neumeyer was on the dike and witnessed the act. He rushed along the beach as the girl floated on the water and called to her, but she did not respond, she tried to lorce her head under the water as her clothes held her body afloat. She remained on the surface for four hundred feet but she made no out cry or effort to help herself. A half dozen helpless men saw her float by only forty feet away, saw her sink without a struggle to the death she courted. She was below the point of the island when she dissappeared be low the surface. a boat was manned and started in search but no trace of the body has been found. She left a note to her mother the purport of which is: I am gone, don't cry for me. Her guardian, W. P. Hunt, says he can ascribe no motive for the rash act. Mr. Leland says he knows no reason for her aberation which must have led to the act. l he news of the suicide was a great shock to the people of Lewis ton where the girl was known to everybody. She was the daughter of the late pioneer John Clen denning and she was the heir to his estate which made her the most wealthy heiress in the city. Commercial Club Election. Follow ing are the candidates for tiie various offices of the Lewiston Commercial Club to be voted for at the annual election next Tues day night. B. F. Morris and J. P. Vollmer, for president; T. B. Cooper and C. C. Bunnell, 1st vice president; and C. Weisgerber and C. O. Knepper, 2nd vice president; G. H. Kester and C. A. .Hastings, treasurer; F. W. Kettenbach, D. McGilvery, E. L. Russell, J. W. Reid, G. H. Lake, A. H. Alford R. C. Beach, O. A. Kjos, E. W. Evans and E. H. Libby for members of the executive hoard. George Overfield arranged yes terday with F. H. Sherwood of Spokane and who is now in Grangeville, for the bonding of the Jumbo North Extension mine in Buffalo. The offer was made and tccented by telephone. The claim formerly belonged to George Pliiff of Asotin, Robt. McConnell of Camas prairie. Mr. Sherwood now has a bond on the whole claim. The consideration is $10,000. The bond runs till May I 899 , or till the snow goes off in the spring. C. H. Garby and W. A. White of the land office have purchased a block in North Park place from Portland syndicate of which F. W Kettenbach was agent for $1000. The purchasers will each build a residence upon the lots. D. S Fountain's three year old mare, Juva, took second money on the Futurity course at Oakland, California last Monday. This little Lewiston racer came within 3 seconds of the world's record for this distance. Miss Irene Tobin and Arthur, her brother, will leave for Walla Walla Sunday morning, where theirfather Fas prepared for them a home. Found:— Hunting case gold watch by Jacobs & Richards. Call at the store and identify the property. Treasurer Hastings has paid out $26,000 on county warrants re deemed in the past two weeks. Notice. All parties indebted to the firm of Burnham & Gribble are notified that unless their accounVs are set tled on or before the 5th day of February 1899 they will be placed in the hands oT a collector for set tlement with costs. No exceptions. Cal! at room 4 Binnard block. Burnham & Gribble. X Make A Trial Of Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brand Coffee, And Yon Will Use No other. J. M. Fix & DISHES! DISHES! ! FINE CHINA MUST GO ' AT HALF PRICE. To make room for a New Line of Spring Goods. \ THE BAZAAR 5 MAUDE L. STOWE. STENOGRAPHER AND TYPEWRITER. Office at Hastlngi' Shoe Store. The Universal Stoves and Ranges. The Best on Earth. C. C. BUNNELL. Paints, Oils aud Brushes. 1 A AA A AAAA A AAA I AAXA4.AAAA , Grostcin - & - Binnard Will close out their entire stock cost For Cash Only. CALL AND EXAMINE STOCK AND 6LI PRICES 2 f BUY - THE - FAMOUS CANTON CLIPPER. For Sale By * • * The Cash Hardware Block Calendar Pads .. . The handiest thing ont for lawyers, doc and business Price 50c. tors Notice. My wife, Addie R. Brown, has left my lied and board, and I hereby give notice that I will not lie responsible for bills contracted by her in the future. R. S. Brown. Lewiston, Jan. 7, 1899.